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Monday, February 6, 2017

YQ: Returned Dog Update

I figured the first thing y’all want to know is who we have with us in the truck.

Aliy left Ernie with Wendy in Carmacks. He hadn’t been eating very well in the first two checkpoints and therefore simply didn’t have enough fuel to continue. He has been happily eating his fish snacks and broth since then and slept in the cab of the truck with Wendy as she drove to Pelly. Give him a few days and he’ll be back to his normal sweet self.

Aliy was disappointed she couldn't take him along; we are always rooting for anyone from that "Five" litter to achieve.



Allen left Daisy with us in Pelly Crossing. She was fine coming into the checkpoint, the whole team looked great, but when he got them up to leave after resting for 2.5 hours he noticed her hobbling on her back leg and she had some slight swelling. The vet was on hand immediately to take a look and he believes it is nothing too serious, just some inflammation that rest and meds should take care of. She is asleep in the truck with some beef snacks to wake up to.

Allen was sad to leave her, she had been so strong coming in to the race and had been doing really well up until then. He will miss her on the team.

Pelly Crossing update coming shortly…

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this update! Many dog sponsors were on pins and needles, I'm sure. SP Kennel crew members are top notch! Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so very much for this - and isn't it grand to be able to take the dogs who must leave the team right along to some in-truck TLC and fish snacks etc?

Lovely dogs, so adorable - get well and enjoy recovery!!!

Best,

Margaret
("Woof woof!!!")

Nessmuk said...

Bummer to see these 2 leave their races...but it was in their best interest after all. Hope they enjoy the extra TLC and treats!

babs said...

SP Kennel is always on top of potential or emerging problems with the dogs. they always "err" on the side of caution & that's 1 of the many reasons SPK is so well-loved. another reason is updates that follow as quickly as possible when a dog is dropped. thanks for thinking of us when you have so many other things on your mind!! rest up, Ernie & Daisy- there's another race on the horizon!

Linda Toth said...

Thanks, Moira.

Sorry to hear about little Daisy and Ernie, but I am happy to see both teams moving forward.

Barb, CO said...

I bet we are all rooting for any of the Five, all the time. But I was really glad for the extra TLC for Ernie (riding in the truck!) and the note about what a sweet boy he is. You are right that this is what most of us want to know about. For most of us watching from afar, everyone of these canine and human athletes is of utmost concern. And you. Because you bring us the news. Thanks for that.

Stormy Lntz said...

Godspeed to health Ernie and Daisy!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Ernie & Daisy ( our fan club dog ) ๐Ÿ˜ขBut there health and well being is most important and Aliy & Allen certainly make sure of that ๐Ÿ˜.safe journey and happy trails for the rest of ❤️๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ. Denali ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ& Joanne ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

Marilyn cozzens said...

Rest up Ernie & Daisy. Thanks for updates & keep "eating up the miles". Go SPK, Allen & Aliy.